Autism and Religion
Verily in the Remembrance of Allah do hearts find peace ( Quran 13:28)
This weekend I took Adam to my friend's son's Hakeekah. I was very nervous taking him there as in any religious gathering where the word of Allah is being recited, silence and attention is key. Usually when Adam goes to any other events where there is music, the loud sounds he makes get masked with the music and commotion. Pin drop silence in gathering and Adam is not a good mix. However, me being me, and in #lifeofadamawan , risk taking is what we do!
We took all kinds of stimming materials, ipad, candy, change of clothes ( something traditional clothing sets him off) and even told my caregiver to bring her car in case we had to leave due to a behavior or meltdown. This spot was close enough to my home where we could do that. To my surprise, Adam made NO SOUNDS, at all, not even a sigh , no frustration , nothing. He was more quiet and calm and attentive than typical kids. I had to spend more time keeping my typical child quiet. As i sat there, the verse of the Quran above was running through my mind. Isn't it amazing that the word of our LORD Allah can be comforting to Adam, a child who communicates through making sounds as he is non verbal. Towards the end of the night, after reciting was done, Adam engaged with the superheroes that were there for the kids entertainment! I was so happy to see him engage with Spiderman and even pose for pictures!
My fellow Autism parents, take risks, don't be scared, experiment socially with your kids. Us getting here took years of efforts, successes, failures, blood sweat and tears but we here now!!! @fairfaxspidey@shamailaiqbal#aut#autismeness #autism #autismmom#autismacceptance#autismblogger#autismadvocate@autismspeaks@autismparentingmagazine
What an amazing positive part of her life that she has kindly shared with the world. Stephanie and I are of a similar age so I grew up watching her on a variety of TV programmes.
From what was portrayed to the public she hasn't had an easy life, it's been a rollercoaster that unfortunately has been made into news due to her career.
After reading an article where Stephanie explains event's about how she would be so anxious to attend an event that she would drink alcohol and then would ultimately have a meltdown because it was too overwhelming, it all made sense.
As humans we are too quick to judge others, not taking into consideration what that person may be experiencing to behave in a certain way.
Us at The A World UK are glad that Stephanie has followed her journey through the highs and lows and has received her diagnosis. By sharing this personal piece of who she is, she's inspired other autistic people (and parent's) just because someone is autistic doesn't mean they can't live a life like neurotypical people do. Stephanie has been able to conquer her dreams of singing and acting, and she did all of that without personally knowing that her struggles maybe autism related. 🖤♥️💜❤️💚💙💛 @stephaniedavis88#autismawareness#raisingawareness#hiddendisability#differentabilities#differentnotless#makeachange#dreamsdocometrue#hollyoaks@hollyoaksofficial •
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